This baked goat cheese dip is only 4 ingredients! It comes together quickly and easily, making it a perfect dip for a party!

Are you ready for one of the easiest appetizers of all time? I laughed at how simple this was. At first, I felt a little silly for posting such a simple recipe, but I know you all love easy recipes as much as I do! This recipe is perfect when you’re having friends over and you want to spend more time catching up and less time preparing food.

baked goat cheese

I was inspired by the cast iron goat cheese dish at Tazza Kitchen, a local restaurant here in Richmond. (There are a few locations across Richmond and the Carolinas so if you’re in the area, definitely check them out!) I order it almost every time I go because it’s SO good. Naturally, I had to try recreating it at home.

Tips for the best goat cheese dip:

  • Be sure to use a log of goat cheese, not goat cheese crumbles. Crumbled or shredded cheeses usually have anti-caking agents to keep the cheese from sticking together, which can alter the texture of this dish.
  • Use a really high-quality marinara sauce. When a recipe is just a handful of ingredients, make those the best you can find! I like Rao’s tomato basil pasta sauce for this recipe.

What to Serve with Goat Cheese Dip

  • I like to serve this dip with a loaf of crusty bread. Any toasted baguette will do. Try ciabatta, a french baguette, or even a loaf of sourdough.
  • You could also serve this dip with gluten-free crackers, if you wanted to keep this dish gluten-free.
  • For a lower-carb option, try serving it with stripes of bell pepper!


baked goat cheese ingredients
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4 Ingredient Baked Goat Cheese

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Appetizer


This baked goat cheese appetizer requires just 4 ingredients! It’s the perfect cheesy dish for a party!



  • 1 small baguette, sliced into 1” thick pieces
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 4oz goat cheese (in a log, not crumbled)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the baguette slices. 
  3. Spread the slices onto a baking sheet in a single layer, then set aside.
  4. In a small oven-safe dish, add about ⅔ of the sauce.
  5. Place the goat cheese in the middle of the dish and cover with remaining sauce.
  6. Put the goat cheese in the preheated oven and set a timer for 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, add the baguette slices to the oven and bake the cheese and baguette for another 10 minutes or until the bread is lightly brown.
  8. Carefully remove from oven and let the cheese cool slightly before serving.
  9. You can spoon the cheese mixture over the bread or dunk the bread into the dish.


Note: If you have an olive oil spray, you can spray the bread lightly for an even coating.

Be sure to use a log of goat cheese and not crumbled goat cheese.

Keywords: baked goat cheese appetizer

I’ve made this appetizer countless times and it’s a great recipe to make when you’re short on time! I love that I can pop this in the oven while I’m getting other things ready, then pull it out as guests are arriving!

baked goat cheese

Can’t get enough goat cheese? Try this goat cheese pizza with caramelized onions. Even though the dough is made from scratch, it only takes 45 minutes from start to finish.

goat cheese pizza

What’s your favorite dish to make for a party?